Safeguarding

Safeguarding and child protection are as important now as they ever have been.

With restrictions and social distancing measures in place across the UK, it’s difficult for adults to keep in regular contact with children and check on their welfare.

Please refer to the following to assist:

1. Here is an NSPCC link to Helping you support children during the COVID-19 restrictions and report concerns: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

2. The FA have produced guidance on keeping Children safe in the Digital world: https://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/section-6-s...

3. Please ensure that all clubs have their safeguarding policies and procedures up to date. Here is a link to look through to see all of these, they are editable and so can be adapted for your club: https://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/section-11-...

4. Please watch and share this video: https://youtu.be/4rUoMjgy_70 - it’s 8 minutes long and it’s called ‘Let’s keep children safe in football.’

If you have any questions, need some help or guidance or need to report a concern - please do not hesitate in contacting: safeguarding@middlesexfa.com; or hyfl@btinternet.com

If you do not feel comfortable reporting a safeguarding concern to the above then you can whistleblow and report to The FA: safeguarding@thefa.com or to NSPCC 0808 800 5000 or Childline: 0800 1111

All serious immediate safeguarding concerns please call 999 and report to the police.

We would also refer to the RESPECT Codes of conduct: https://www.middlesexfa.com/about/respect

Finally, safeguarding education details and how to book can be found on the on the following: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ - look under learning

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16 Oct 21